Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I should start off my saying welcome and I’m glad you’re here!  Desserts with Benefits is a healthy dessert recipe blog that revolves around health, balance and an active, balanced lifestyle…  with some healthified cookies, cakes, and brownies snuck in between  🙂

I believe that desserts can and should be eaten every day without feeling guilty or weighed down (hey, sweet tooth, did I get your attention?).  That is why this blog exists.  As a (dessert-obsessed) university student earning her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences, I feel it is my duty to share the knowledge I have gained and provide recipes that any dietician would be enthused to eat.

Sweet confections with nutritional benefits?  Yes, please!

So go ahead, have that sweet treat on a daily basis without worrying about excess calories, unhealthy fats, sugar, cholesterol, etc.  The recipes you find here don’t taste healthy at all, but trust me, they are.  They taste just as sweet, rich and decadent as something you’d find at a bakery, perfect for those who strive to be healthy but don’t want to give up dessert in order to do so.

And that brings me to this Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe.  It is safe to eat raw (no eggs, unlike the stuff you’d find at the grocery store), it is 100% whole grain (no all purpose flour here), and is low in sugar and high in fiber and protein (so you avoid the sugar-rush and sugar-crash).  This is the perfect recipe to launch the new blog name, Desserts with Benefits — a name that signifies exactly what it states:  desserts with health benefits!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Cookie dough is a sweet tooth’s classic comfort food.  Just like how savory-lovers will eat mac and cheese or mashed potatoes, us dessert-lovers will head straight to the fridge with a spoon and a smile.

What makes us crave this unbaked treat?  Is it the endless supply of sugar?  The refined flour?  Or is it the abundance of butter that brings it all together?  It’s all of that, and more.  When something so unhealthy is put into a convenient little container, all we see as a consumer is the pretty logo and a background scattered with innocent mini chocolate chips.  I should know, I used to eat cookie dough by the tub…  the Costco-sized tub (yes, it’s embarrassing), so I know firsthand how good that stuff tastes.  But I turned a new leaf and am learning the ins and outs of nutrition.  I now know that the ingredients used by those cookie dough companies sure aren’t “innocent” in any sense of the word.  I know firsthand how bad that stuff is for the human body.  We aren’t made to consume such dangerous ingredients like hydrogenated oils, refined-to-the-bone white sugar and processed flour, we are made to eat natural foods, like this Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Looks delicious, right?  Well, it is!  This all-natural cookie dough tastes just as sweet, just as buttery, and just as unhealthy as any storebought cookie dough, except this cookie dough is good for you…  this cookie dough has health benefits  🙂

Eating nutritionally balanced sweets has given me, my family, my friends and hundreds of thousands of readers a new perspective on the word, “dessert.”

Dessert can now be healthy.

Dessert can now be guilt-free.

Dessert can now be beneficial to you as a whole…  mind, body and soul.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Naughty or Nice Cookbook: The ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits

4 cups

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Fat per serving: 9

Calories per serving: 170



You can find the full recipe and instructions in the Naughty or Nice Cookbook!  I originally wasn’t going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing Naughty or Nice.  But, I understand not having a recipe here can be frustrating.  So, I’ll meet you halfway…  how does that sound?  I’ll show you all the ingredients I use in the recipe.  That way, you can determine on your own whether or not the cookbook is for you!


I originally posted a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe back in 2013.  This recipe is different than the one in my cookbook, but I’m providing it here for ya:

  • 6 tbs Natural Almond Butter
  • ¾ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Natural Butter Flavor
  • 1 tsp Stevia Extract
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder
  • ¼ cup Brown Rice Flour or Oat Flour
  • ⅓ cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips
All images and text ©.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Desserts With Benefits


With love and good eats,


– Jess


115 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough”

  1. Love the new site! And I love stevia! And I am definitely making this cookie dough…is that an acceptable Wednesday night activity? Yes? Good.

    • I feel cheated! I was expecting to see a recipe not an ad to buy a book! You have to buy a book to get the recipe?
      Or, am I missing something?

      • Hey Kathy! The recipes that were added to my cookbook were taken off the blog since they were remade and improved specifically for the book 😀
        If you’re curious as to why I did this, I explain it in this post:

      • I’m with you. 100%.
        In opinion the “explanation” she pointed you to was less than convincing. Every platitude she preached is something we already know. The fact is, she used a site known for posting recipes to post an advertisement and instead. Not cool.
        I’m all for her, or anyone, publishing such a book. But advertise honestly. That’s all.

      • Hey Trey,
        I know that not having a recipe here is frustrating, I get it. And I’m sorry you didn’t find my Blog Series Part I post helpful to you. I’ve never ever advertised that this Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe is on the blog anymore, only that you can find the recipe in my cookbook. I of course don’t want to confuse anyone or mislead anyone into thinking the recipe is here, because it isn’t!
        I will be updating the posts that I removed the recipes from to include the ingredients in the recipe soon. Maybe that will be a happy medium? 🙂

  2. I love your website! Healthy desserts are the best, indulging AND satisfying cravings all while being healthy is my favorite thing. I would love the Stevia 🙂
    PS. Love the new blog!

  3. Can’t wait to put this to the 6 yr old test. Thanks for all of your hard work!

  4. I am curious to incorporate more stevia into my life. I currently use splenda, with the hopes of reducing my sugar intake, but know that it is not the best alternative. I’d love to win this so I can experiment!

  5. The new blog looks great and I can’t wait to go home and try this!!

  6. Looking forward to your new site!

  7. Bethany Miltgen

    Just found out I have a sugar allergy. So glad I found your site!

  8. looks delicious as always! and glad to see your new site. was afraid the blog was going to disappear!!

  9. I would love to win some stevia — it would definitely help me break my current splenda habit/addiction!

  10. I love the new name and your new blog is so pretty! Can’t wait to see what new and yummy recipes are in store for everyone! 🙂

  11. I am in much need for this recipe and I am sooooo happy I fell across it. Thanks for this amazing recipe! I was literally eating store-bought cookie dough last night..eek. Now I have a healthy alternative to go to, but still getting all that gooey goodness? I’m in heaven.

  12. yum! i can’t wait to make this!
    why are you switching blog sites?

  13. Oh yum! cookie dough!

  14. Love the new name! And I’m so making this for a vegan friend! Girls night!
    I follow you on Pinterest and just subscribed 🙂

  15. ugh… all your stuff always looks SOOOO tasty!! I need to get this stevia liquid to try some of your recipes out!! 🙂

  16. That looks delicious. Definitely not a dessert I would feel guilty eating. 😀

  17. Carolina Chernyetsky

    Hello! Love your recipes! Was looking through Pinterest and came across your blog! I always try to look for recipes that use wholesome ingredients, and your recipes look awesome! I’ve been wanting to try the stevia dropper, but can barely find them! Would like to try it out sometimes! Thanks 🙂

  18. Wow, the cookie dough looks delish. And I lurve stevia!

  19. I love this recipe!! Ahh cookie dough is my favorite <3

  20. Love this recipe…looking forward to the new blog!

  21. I follow you via email.

  22. Love the idea of a healthy dessert blog! I’m sure its going to be great, especially with recipes like this one. My husband is terrible about eating raw cookie dough, so I can’t wait to make this for him! Thank you and best of luck!

  23. I love the new look of your site! Liquid Stevia is awesome – I actually have a bottle of that in my cupboard right now 🙂

  24. I don’t live in the US,so I do NOT want to enter the giveaway – but still,THANK YOU for sharing this recipe! Can’t wait to try it out,it sounds definitely yummy! 🙂

  25. Colette Bauer

    I can’t wait to make this for my cookie dough obsessed boyfriend!

  26. whoah this blog is excellent i love reading your articles. Stay up the good paintings! You know, many individuals are looking round for this info, you can aid them greatly.

  27. Wow, that looks Yummy! I have all the ingredients except the SunWarrior Protein Powder. Look forward to making some of this.

  28. CONGRATS! I love your blog and I would have followed even if there wasn’t a giveaway. Thanks! 🙂

  29. Found your blog of Foodgawker — great pictures! Something I definitely struggle with! Haha

    I’ve never tried Stevia before (its always so pricey!) so I tend to use a lot of honey/molasses, but I would love to experiment with some new recipes!

  30. This looks divine! Absolute perfection for those nights when you’re craving something naughty!

  31. I like your new name much better… Really like what you do here; keep it up! 🙂

  32. This recipe sounds awesome. Would oat flour, whole wheat flour, or coconut flour be an appropriate substitute for the brown rice flour? Love the giveaway, too!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      I would suggest oat flour, since I’ve used that as a replacement before, but WW flour might work as well. I wouldn’t recommend coconut flour since it absorbs too much liquid. Hope you like the recipe!

  33. Hey! Do we need to resubscribe to this blog or have you already renewed our subscriptions?

  34. love your website, and all the delicious recipes! thanks so much!!

  35. Alisha Van Eimeren

    I just found your blog, and I’m so excited I did. I strive to live a healthy life, but my sweet tooth is my biggest downfall. I crossing my fingers for winning those stevia drops!

  36. oh my goodness I have to try this! I’m notorious for eating all the dough before it ever becomes cookies – it’d be best to make dough with the intention of eating it in the first place! hahaha.

  37. Wow this is so great. I think I’ll start making this when I get back home! Thanks! (:

  38. Annie Semlak

    I love your blog and everything about your concepts of whole foods and clean eating 🙂 I would absolutely love winning the stevia!

  39. You have made my life more delicious! Thank you so much! Love Love Love your blog! keep it up:)

  40. Oh, Jessica! I LOVE you! I am SUCH a sugar-holic and yet KNOW I need to eat healthier. I have followed you for a couple of years now and have tried many of your recipes and found them to be JUST WHAT THE CUSTOMER ORDERED!! Thank you for your new blog and your healthy/indulgent recipes. I look forward to many more yummy recipes from here. Kudos to you!

  41. great new blog. but i loved your other one as well – will you transfer the recipes from that blog onto this one? I HOPE SO!

    thanks for doing the stevia giveaway!

  42. Lynette Huang

    I love your blog ~ Thank you SO much for giving us healthy, delicious recipes. I hope I win this giveaway so I can try even more of your recipes!! 😀

  43. Megan Houston

    I have just recently stopped using splenda because I was having stomach cramps and now they are gone! But I dont have anything to sweeten my food with. This would be perfect!:)

  44. LOVE THE NEW NAME! Thank you for leading the way in healthy eating and allowing me to keep eating dessert! I am on a new path in life to eat healthier, smarter and to teach others how to do the same! You are a blessing!

  45. It was such a pleasant surprise when I saw the new blog heading. I’m also a college student trying to eat as healthy as I can. It’s not always easy when I can only eat from the dining commons! I would totally make this cookie dough right now if I had some protein powder, I’ve been meaning to get some more but it’s just too expensive for me right now.

  46. this looks so tasty! im always looking for creative ways to use protein powder! cant wait to try it!

  47. Love the name, love the recipes 🙂

  48. I like the new blog name! =]

  49. Bridgette Fultz

    Love the blog. I want to be an RD too 🙂

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